"For many serious seekers, organized religion cannot withstand the scrutiny indefinitely and they graduate to a more spiritual approach. After a time, for many of these intrepid souls, spirituality is the next to last system of beliefs that drops away. The very last thing to leave is the belief in a separate self that seems real and appears to seek. When the final discovery is made that there is NO ONE behind the curtain, there is usually a period of lethargy, anhedonia, and ennuie. Finally, LOVE has it's way once more and lifts itself to full expression in compassion for the world and everything in it."
~ Richard Young